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Surry County, North Carolina

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Quick Facts

Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 4,305 feet. It is in the process of being lengthened to 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

Surry News

Pilot lands new manufacturer

Pilot lands new manufacturer

PILOT MOUNTAIN — A Charlotte-based Fortune 1000 company is setting up a location in Pilot Mountain.Charlotte-based SPX Corp. says on its website that it is a global supplier of products and technologies for the HVAC, detection and measurement and engineered solutions...

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2018 71,948% 71,948%
  • Unemployment Rate, December 2019 3.3% 3.3%
  • Labor Force, December 2019 34,287% 34,287%
  • Number Unemployed, December 2019 persons 1,131% persons 1,131%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 2nd Q 2019 $721.00% $721.00%
  • 2019-2020 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582% $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2019 $54,939,587% $54,939,587%
  • Gross Retail Sales, November 2019 $81,345,707% $81,345,707%
  • Median Household Income, 2018 $41,068% $41,068%
  • Per Capita Income, 2018 $23,957% $23,957%
  • Crime Rate, 2014 (per 100,000) persons 174.3% persons 174.3%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2018 $130.90 million% $130.90 million%
  • 2020 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2018 persons 135.2% persons 135.2%
  • 2018 Median Age 43% 43%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128

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